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The Early Evolutionary History of Planktonic Foraminifera

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Series: British Micropalaeontological Society Series

By: MK Boudagher-Fadel, FT Banner and JE Whittaker

269 pages, B/w plates, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #65164 | ISBN: 0412758202
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About this book

This book presents important new evidence about the key period of evolutionary diversification in the Early Cretaceous, based on new or poorly known material from Russia, the Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Dagestan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, the North Sea, and North Africa. The origin and early development of the group in the Jurassic is reviewed which, together with the new knowledge of Early Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera, sets the scene for the well-known Late Cretaceous to recent evolutionary history of the group.


The foraminifera; origins; the Jurassic "Protogloberines"; the early Cretaceous families; the origins of the hedbergellidae; the evolution of the planomalinidae; evolutionary patterns and processes in the globigerinacea.

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